Stereo Memory Issue


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chrissvitak
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Stereo Memory Issue

Post by chrissvitak » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:01 pm



HI -
Just purchased a 1993 GL1500A. Great deal!! But, I have noticed that I can save stereo radio stations to memory and if the bike is off for more than 5-10 minutes it loses what I have programmed. I have followed the instructions to the letter on storing channels. Any suggestions??


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chrissvitak
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Re: Stereo Memory Issue

Post by chrissvitak » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:09 pm

Also, any suggestions on hooking up a blue tooth (for my Sirius XM) and a USB phone charger.
Thanks :)
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Re: Stereo Memory Issue

Post by Rambozo » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:16 pm

Check fuse #13, in the relay box. That provides the memory backup.

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Re: Stereo Memory Issue

Post by chrissvitak » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:58 am

OK...checked all fuses. All were good. Any other ideas??
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Re: Stereo Memory Issue

Post by bluthundr31 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:45 pm

Check the wiring at the connector to the radio, and find the wire that is constant 12v power to the "radio memory". The diagram/schematic will help locate it.
It should have 12v even with key off.

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Re: Stereo Memory Issue

Post by chrissvitak » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:19 pm

I am assuming the connector is on the back of the radio. Providing that I am correct, I have followed the user and service manuals to release the radio for inspection and cannot. Without disassembling part of the fairing to follow wiring, any guesses?

Getting so frustrated
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Re: Stereo Memory Issue

Post by bluthundr31 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:20 pm

1. Take the Ignition panel off, where the key goes, , , be careful with the two "bosses" that push into the two grommets of the "forward" part of the Centershelter.
2. Remove the seat (4 bolts), ,
3. Remove the two nuts that are "just" below the front of where the seat goes, ,they hold the CenterShelter in place.
4. Open the gas cap door and you'll see two white plastic "paddles" (one on each side). Move each paddle so that the CenterShelter releases from the tupperware "side" panels.

You can gently lift the centershelter as one piece and look under to find the connector. IIRC it will be a 12-15 pin connector. Use the service manual wiring diagram to locate and test the hot wire.



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